Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design

Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design

Tom Barratt Ltd. is a landscape architecture practice based in Whistler, British Columbia; established for two decades, working in both the public and private sector.


TBL's work is highly varied in scale and type and has spanned the development of park and trail systems, including Whistler’s iconic Valley Trail and park network; venue planning and the preparation of the Bid Book for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics; the urban design of the Whistler Olympic Village; wayfinding and mapping projects; developing communications and consultation packages for the City of North Vancouver’s Green Necklace Greenway; and crafting master facility plans that navigate user conflicts, grizzly bear health, trail use, and primitive camping needs in the South Chilcotins Provincial Park.

Communications, Illustration & Digital Technology

Visions that you can see, map, and measure. TBL has focused on digital communication since adapting an entirely digital workflow in 1988.

Green Infrastructure, Native Planting, Natural Area Design

Green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales and greenways - TBL is expert in difficult site development, native planting, environmental rehabilitation and other practices to enhance sustainability.

Parks & Trails

As the original Parks Planner in Whistler, Tom Barratt created the renowned parks and Valley Trail system - a model for greenway planning, design and management.

Constructed Projects & Project Supervision

TBL has overseen numerous constructed projects - including overseeing construction of Whistler Athlete Village for 2010 Olympic games.

Artist Collaboration & Public Art

With an interest in creative expression and art in the landscape, Tom Barratt has coordinated several public art projects and works with artists on design projects.